Tampa Bay: February 8-9, 2019


Learn How to Apply the Key Moves of EFT When This Sticky Emotion Gets In The Way

This training is attachment based, grounded in researched processes of experiential change – articulated through the EFT model.  These components distinguish it from currently popular educational or individually based shame work. You will see and feel the difference.

Facilitated by internationally sought-after EFT trainer Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen this workshop is advanced EFT training that will review what you need to know to treat couples who present with significant amounts of shame, work with self-of-therapist issues that come up when working with shame, and increase your own shame resilience.

Using a mixture of didactic presentations, case discussion, viewing and discussion of clinical training tapes and experiential exercises you will review what you need to know to treat couples/clients who present with significant amounts of shame, and will also work with self-of-therapist issues that come up when working with shame, to increase your own shame resilience.

Shame, the unspeakable emotion, increases with couple/client distress and is often present but illusive in treatment. It tends to block therapists from organizing the elements of emotion that matter most in successful completion of the three change processes of Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Recognizing, attuning to, and exploring this inherently disorganizing and hidden emotion is essential for treating couples/clients, especially those in high distress, with insecure childhood attachment, and those dealing with trauma.

This workshop is designed to help therapists identify and work with shame and the emotions it binds to.

You will learn to help couples/clients across the spectrum of distress, including the more difficult, complex and chaotic patterns, develop emotional balance and security. You will have opportunity to review and practice the EFT interventions most useful when partners/individuals are dealing with debilitating shame.

You will learn to utilize the interventions that help heal shame that blocks clients from receiving love and experience positive bonding.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

■ Understand the emotion of shame and its relevance in couple therapy,

■  Be able to identify the pivotal moments to process shame, heal residual shame distress and shape recovery.

■ Define and practice specific interventions as they are refined to fits the needs of high shame couples and,
■ Use therapist/practitioner experience to identify, empathize with and attune to both secondary and primary shame. 

You will also see EFT in action during a live consultation session with a real couples. The consultations session is always a big highlight. 

Transform The Way You Work With This Emotion and Earn 12 CEU’s in 2 days*

Here’s what people are saying about it:

““At last, we have a map for working with shame in couple relationships! I highly recommend Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen’s (Becca) gentle, supportive, and evidence-based approach to working with shame using EFT. It has been such an important piece for me to develop in my work with couples and with supervisees. The workshop provided the opportunity for me to understand shame and how shame can be functional and an essential primary emotion while also absorbing and often present in negative cycles with couples. The workshop provided me with important skills to identify and contain secondary shame and how to explore and transform primary shame. Becca also helped me explore my own experience of shame as a therapist and supervisor.  So, if you’re working with couples, supervising couples’ therapists, or want to explore your own experience of shame, Becca’s workshop is just the thing!” Robert Allan, Certified EFT Therapist an Supervisor.”

Meet Your Trainer

Specializing in EFT Training and Support

Dr. Jorgensen did her training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson. She is Co-Founder and Director at the Training and Research Institute the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. 

She maintains a clinical practice specializing in Intensive Couple Therapy, in conjunction with advancing online education and training on attachment and EFT at her office in Baja California (Mexico) in conjunction with her passion for advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

You will often find her doing webcasts, webinars and hanging out on various virtual platforms. You can follow her on FB and Twitter where she supports professionals learning EFT and couples who want to be strengthen their relationship. 

Becca is passionate about advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She offers Hold Me Tight© for Therapists around the globe and has two best selling training videos, Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment and Emotionally Focused Therapy: Step by Step.

With Support From


EFT Tampa Bay consists of a community of like minded individuals who strive for excellence in the promotion of secure, resilient and successful relationships between partners and within families. Our mission includes the further expansion and refinement of the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model through process and outcome research. Another central aspect of our mission is to educate health professionals and to increase public awareness about the efficacy of EFT and its role in strengthening relationship bonds.

Reference Materials for Study

“The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection”
Susan M. Johnson, 2nd Edition, 2004


Maximo Presbyterian Church
3200 58th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712

Looking for a hotel? Although we don’t endorse any particular hotel, there are options not far from our venue. 


February 8 – 9, 2019


9:30 to 4:30 Daily

About Pricing: (Includes Lunch both days)


For questions please contact Iris and Cathy at help@trieft.org


Please note: registration and payment are two separate processes. Your place in the Externship won’t be secured and you won’t receive confirmation until you have both registered and paid.

Working with Shame in EFT: Feb. 8-9, 2019

Complete registration for the Shame workshop below.

    Participants must be familiar with and abide by professional and legal confidentiality requirements regarding all client information shared in the training. Certification in EFT is offered by ICEEFT based on completion of all requirements and demonstrated competence in the model. Completion of training does not guarantee competence or certification. Enrollment in this training constitutes an agreement to hold harmless The San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI-EFT), and all presenters and trainers from any and all claims, actions, and judgements, including all costs of defense and attorney’s fees incurred in defending against the same. I have read and agree to follow the terms for participation.
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PRICING INFO: $395 (includes lunch)

Price $395 –  includes lunch both days

Continuing Education – An additional $30. 

If you prefer to pay via check or a credit card outside of PayPal, please contact Iris and Cathy at help@trieft.org

This event is co-sponsored with the support from Alliant International University.

*Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant International University maintains responsibility for the program and its content.